Gardens Matter

Gardens not only reflect and enlarge the minds of their creators, but they can also contribute to the community and the broader environment.

Garden Beginnings

I planned the backyard first. The space was to include a maximum of trees, shrubs and perennials and a minimum of lawn. A pond was essential, as well as more compost bins, rain reservoirs and an area for growing vegetables.

Early Spring in the garden.

The last of the snow has melted and the soil is reasonably dry, so I did some work in the front garden yesterday. Always, the first thing to do is pick up litter, which isn't overwhelming today, because the winds have been trending south-easterly, rather than the north-westers and westerly winds that bring in the... Continue Reading →

Why don’t Canadians cycle in winter?

Because it's bloody freezing cold, that's why... There are hardier folk than me who cycle all year round, but they are taking risks. While Edmonton has made some improvements over the years, there is still a lack of practical, continuous cycle paths that are maintained throughout the winter. Riding on our roads is hazardous even... Continue Reading →

First Cycle Trip of 2020

I left home and soon cycling up 82 St. with the wind behind me. It was great to get out on the bike again, to feel the pressure on the peddles, the stretch of neglected leg muscles, and the fresh wind in my face. The city had done a preliminary road sweep earlier, so there... Continue Reading →

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